Meet the Department of Computer Science

Full professors

prof. dr. Erik Barendsen
professor of Didactics of CS

Learning and teaching
Teaching methodology
Digital literacy
Computational thinking
Pedagogical content knowledge
Context based education
Lambda calculus
Term and graph rewriting
Typing systems

prof. dr. Hans van Ditmarsch
professor of Artificial intelligence
Artificial Intelligence
prof. dr. Marko van Eekelen
professor of Software Technology
prof. dr. Johan Jeuring
professor of Software Technology
Software Technology for learning and teaching
Design of automated exercise assistants
Serious games
Digital course support
Automated logic tutors
Design of interactive feedback tools for programming
prof. dr. ir. Stef Joosten
professor of Design of Information Systems


prof. dr. Tanja Vos
professor of Software Engeineering
programme leader bachelor CS



Associate professor

Stefano Bromuri

Machine learning
Deep learning
Logic programming
Reinforcement learning

dr. Bastiaan Heeren
head of CS group

Intelligent domain-specific exercise assistants
Improving the quality of type error messages

dr. ir. Harald Vranken
programme leader master CS and master SE

Virtual security labs
(Usable) security of on-line banking
Botnet detection with deep-learning networks
Governance of botnet detection
Energy analysis of blockchain consensus algorithms
Resilience of distributed networks
Security of communication protocols for IoT
IoT in smart cities


Assistant professors

dr. Fenia Aivaloglou Software engineering research
Programming education
Systems security

Mina Sheikhalishahi


dr. Greg Alpár

Attribute based credentials
Mathematics education
Privacy-preserving technologies

dr. Fabian van den Broek

Mobile communication security
Privacy-preserving authorisation with IRMA

dr. Stijn de Gouw  

dr. Frouke Hermens  

dr. Arjen Hommersom

Probabilistic graphical models
Probabilistic logic programming
Uncertainty reasoning
Symbolic reasoning
AI in medicine
Representation of medical knowledge
Reasoning about medical knowledge

dr. ir. Sung-Shik Jongmans  
dr. ir. Hugo Jonker

Browser and phone fingerprinting
Security protocol analysis
Fraud detection
Web vulnerability scanning
Privacy and verifiability of electronic voting and auctions
Smartphone-related privacy
Context-driven privacy and security
Privacy-by-default and enforced privacy

dr. ir. Arjan Kok

Computer graphics
Virtual reality

drs. Josje Lodder Automated logic tutors

dr. Clara Maathuis

AI and military cyber / information operations
Social media manipulation
Detecting disinformation campaigns on social media
Military technologies and conflict
Machine learning
Responsible AI
Artificial general intelligence
Hybrid intelligence

dr. Gideon Maillette de Buy Wenniger  

dr. Joshua Moerman  

dr. ir. Martijn van Otterlo

Reinforcement learning
Knowledge representation
Responsible & explainable AI
Ethics of algorithms

dr. ir. Harrie Passier

Software Quality in Education
Didactics of Computer Science
Feedback in e-learning tools

dr. Ebrahim Rahimi Social aspects of software development
Design aspects of programming
Code and comment quality
Designing of (personalized) e-learning tools
Learning analytics
Digital literacy
Computational thinking
Assessment of programming competencies
dr. Stefano Schivo

Security in IoT
Attack trees
Safety-security interplay

dr. ir. Sylvia Stuurman

Design for Change
Software Architecture
Design and programming

dr. ir. Alaaeddin Swidan

Didactics for teaching block-based languages
Debugging for block-based languages

dr. Freek Verbeek  



drs. Petra Leeuwestein-Verbeek  

drs. Wietze van der Molen  
drs. Tim Steenvoorden  
dr. Nikè van Vugt-Hage  



dr. Pekka Aho  
dr. Nico Naus  


PhD students

Luc Edixhoven, MSc  

Lianne Hufkens  

Daniel Spaniol  

Olivia Rodríguez Valdés, MSc  


External PhD students

  • Raphaela Butz, MSc (supervised by Arjen Hommersom)
  • drs. Teresa Consiglio (supervised by Gerrit van der Veer)
  • Ed van Doorn, MSc (supervised by Sylvia Stuurman and Marko van Eekelen)
  • Benjamin Krumnow MSc (supervised by Hugo Jonker and Harald Vranken)
  • Arjan Lamers, MSc (supervised by Marko van Eekelen and Sung-Shik Jongmans)
  • ir. Vincent van der Meer (supervised by Hugo Jonker and Marko van Eekelen)
  • Vreda Pieterse MSc (supervised by Marko van Eekelen)
  • Andreas Schuderer, magister (supervised by Marko van Eekelen)
  • Martijn Stegeman, MSc (supervised by Erik Barendsen)
  • Koen Weterings, MSC (supervised by Stefano Bromuri and Marko van Eekelen)